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Faster Appearance – Menus


The new accessibility javascript in the Appearance > Menus panel in WordPress 3.6 can significantly slow the page load speed when using a large number of menu items (> 50). This plugin defers the accessibility processing to eliminate the scripting bottleneck and allow the Appearance > Menus screen to run much faster and more responsively.

Full details

This solution is fairly rough. Hopefully we can develop a robust solution that can eventually become part of the core. Pull requests through GitHub are welcome.


  • Faster Menu Management


  1. Upload the faster-appearance-menus directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install via the Plugins uploader
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy faster menu management


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Awesome plugin! I have more than 100 items in the menu and it was a nightmare when I needed to add more or just to reorder the current ones. After installing this awesome plugin everything is so smooth and fast. Thank you for sharing this plugin!

menu problem

i downloaded the plug in and it doesnt work with the new 4.4 wordpress version. does someone brought it to work with 4.4???

why is wordrpess not able to solve this long time issue with the stupid f. up menu problems, and cut of menu navi items if longer as 80 wiht a slower php setting. this is so long known and wordpress does nothing against it.

with my long wordpress menu i have to move ot another host and it is a pain in the a.

please update your plug in for wordpress 4.4 since the programmeers at wordpress are not able to solve this issue by themselfe..


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Contributors & Developers

“Faster Appearance – Menus” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Updated script replacement strategy to preserve script dependencies


  • Initial version